- Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 14 goals since he lost 2019 Ballon d'Or award
- Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award six times in his career while Ronaldo has five
- The Portuguese is now demonstrating that he wants to win the next edition
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in December 2019 won his sixth Ballon d'Or award beating Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk and biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo who plays for Juventus.
Lionel Messi was superb last season for Barcelona as he ended up highest goalscorer in Spain and Europe which helped the Argentine to win record six Ballon d'Or award.
His big time and longest rival Cristiano Ronaldo came third despite winning the Italian Serie A title with Juventus under Allegri.
Many football fans and pundits were even expecting Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk to win the award considering his brilliant performances for the Reds last term where he won the Champions League.
And since Cristiano Ronaldo came third in the last edition of the Ballon d'Or awards, the former Real Madrid forward has been impressive in goal-scoring.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored massive 14 goals since he lost the Ballon d'Or award to Lionel Messi which means he is in top speed to fight for the next edition.
No player on earth has scored more than 14 goals since Lionel Messi was named 2019 Ballon d'Or winner.
Lazio star Ciro Immobile is the only star who has managed to come close to Ronaldo's goal-scoring record and he has only scored nine.
This shows that Cristiano Ronaldo does not want to be third or second best in the next edition of the global fiesta.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi on the other hand has not been that superb as he has managed to net five goals in that time frame.
Due to the winter break in Germany, Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has scored only eight goals for his side.
On Saturday, February 8, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 14th goal in two months, but he was unable to save Juventus from a 2-1 defeat against Hellas Verona.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi overtook Cristiano Ronaldo and other football stars on the planet to top the list of the highest-paid footballers in 2020.
The Barcelona star does not only come top of the pile, his earning worth a staggering €8.3m gross per month almost doubled that of his Portuguese arch-rival.
This may be so because the Argentine hitman is the best player on the planet right now having won the coveted Ballon d'Or honour for the sixth-time record.
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